3 Things to Consider Before Relocating for Nursing School

1. Cost of Living

Research how much it costs to live in your new city. Attending nursing school requires serious financial planning, and you want to make sure you choose a city that suits your budget.

Our ABSN Learning Centers are in cities where the overall cost of living is lower than the national average.*

Cost of Living - Cleveland, Ohio


Cost of Living - Cincinnati, Ohio


Cost of Living - Columbus, Ohio



*A cost of living index number below 100 means the city is cheaper than the national average, while a number above 100 means the city is more expensive.

2. Health Care Sector

Make sure your new city has a robust health care sector. The better the sector, the better access you’ll have to clinical placements and future employment opportunities.

Our ABSN Learning Centers are in cities with world-class health care facilities, such as:

Health Care Sector - Cleveland, Ohio


Cleveland Clinic
Health Care Sector - Cincinnati, Ohio


Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Health Care Sector - Columbus, Ohio


Ohio Health

3. Housing Options

Research different neighborhoods within your new city. You want to choose a neighborhood that is safe and has adequate housing options for renters. It also helps to live in areas that provide easy access to your school and clinical placements.

Livable communities near our ABSN Learning Centers include:

Housing Options - Cleveland, Ohio


  • Independence
  • Parma
  • Broadview Heights
Housing Options - Cincinnati, Ohio


  • Downtown
  • Mt. Adams
  • Over-the-Rhine
Housing Options - Columbus, Ohio


  • Polaris
  • Worthington
  • Westerville

Source: bestplaces.net, 2019